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  1. The Julie Ruin – “Brightside”
    Kathleen Hanna made a welcome return with last year’s debut album from her solo project the Julie Ruin. Record Store Day will see the release of a new 7″ with two unreleased songs left over from the Run Fast recording sessions. One of those is “Brightside,” an upbeat song that’s propelled along by tambourines and [...]






  2. Neil Young’s Third Man Covers Album A Letter Home Is On Sale Now
    Neil Young has quietly released an album featuring lo-fi covers of songs from Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, and others. As first reported in January, A Letter Home was recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records and was self-described as “retro-tech” because Young recorded each song directly to vinyl inside the label’s 1940s-style recording [...]






  3. Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
    Anyone excited for Record Store Day? I’m in line outside NYC’s Other Music* right now and in 14 hours that glow-in-the-dark Ray Parker, Jr. 10″ is mine. You can check out the full list of exclusive releases here or just listen to SoundClouds of all the new songs here. In all seriousness, though, good luck [...]






  4. Artist Portraits From Coachella 2014
    Last weekend we told you our top moments for the first week of Coachella from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Today, before the second weekend of the festival begins, we’d like to share some of our intimate portraits of artists and bands at Coachella, including Future Islands, Blood Orange, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, and Alexis Krauss of [...]






  5. Santana (Feat. Miguel) – “Indy”
    Remember Supernatural, the smash hit 1999 album on which Santana recruited modern pop stars including Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews, and not one but two Fugees as guest vocalists? (I obviously didn’t remember it when I was writing about the Latin pop explosion of 1999.) You might also recall that since then Santana released the similarly [...]






  6. Did Pharrell’s “24 Hours Of ‘Happy’” Rip Off Girl Walk // All Day?
    Last year, well before “Happy” became the inescapable 10-week reigning #1 single it is today, Pharrell released a star-studded, globetrotting 24-hour music video for the song. It inspired more than 1,000 remakes and became the kind of viral sensation that everybody saw. That included Anne Marsen, a 24-year-old Brooklyn actress and dancer who couldn’t help [...]






  7. Watch Boy George & Black Lips Cover T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong (Get It On)”
    Atlanta garage-rock miscreants the Black Lips have a history of playing with random-ass famous people; one of the worst shows I ever saw was one where they backed up GZA at SXSW a few years ago. Things worked out a lot better earlier today in Philadelphia, where the band was playing one of WXPN’s Free [...]






  8. The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
    There are times when it’s easy to determine the 5 Best Songs Of The Week, and others when it gets a little tougher for us to figure out what should go where, what belongs and what doesn’t. Then there are weeks like this, where debates about inclusion and placement stretch into long email chains over [...]






  9. Alan Licht & Brian Chase – “Immediate Release”
    Alan Licht and Brian Chase recently announced their plan to release a collaborative album. Chase is best known for drumming in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while Licht remains a heavyweight of experimental and improvised music (and a pretty great hired gun as you might have heard via Lee Ranaldo’s new band). Their upcoming album, We [...]






  10. Throwing Copper Turns 20
    The ’90s was a strange and wonderful time when lighters-up power ballads could contain lyrics like “Her placenta falls to the floor.” That kind of thing was almost mandatory, actually. Even the blandest bands were expected to be unrepentantly weird. Into that era strode Live, an ambitious bunch of art-bros from the alleged “Shit Towne” [...]






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